We Were Liars, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (5 ratings)

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A Zoella Bookclub title 20161. Read this book. 2. On reaching the final page, you may experience an urgent need to read it all over again. 3. Check your friends have read it. 4. NOW YOU ARE FREE TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT IT ENDLESSLYWinner of Goodreads Best Young Adult Fiction Book 2014'E.

Lockhart is one of our most important novelists, and she has given us her best book yet.

Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.' - John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars'Irresistible' - New York Times Book Review'Haunting, sophisticated' - Wall Street Journal'Bowl-you-over' - Cosmopolitan'So freaking good' - Sarah Dessen'Such beautiful writing' - Libba Bray'Beautiful and disturbing' - Justine Larbalestier'Better than the hype' - Lauren OliverWe are the Liars.We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury.We are cracked and broken.A story of love and romance.A tale of tragedy.Which are lies?Which is truth?

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Hot Key Books
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  • Category: Romance
  • ISBN: 9781471403989

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4

I didn't like it. But then again I did. But I really really enjoyed it... I know.<br/>I will explain even though I am not sure I'll be able to.<br/>We Were Liars is full of suspense and mystery. For about 2 hundred pages you don't care what it is you read, because all you read would only be clues to happens in the end. The end. Which for me happened too fast, not giving me time to fully digest the events which happened. <br/>Everyone is ranting about how terrible characters are in this family. But I don't think you really understand. <b><i>These are the Sinclairs. The family where everything is okay from the outside. The one where there are no failures.</i></b> And people hate these characters because they seem unreal but unfortunately, they are very real.<br/>And the end is supposed to be ironic, because nothing ever changes. People don't get that. Many people hate on this book because they believe they were reckless and spoiled children.<br/>And maybe they were. But notheless they still deserved love and gratitude and a family who doesn't get back at eachother's throats all the time. It is ironic, because if it hadn't been SO tragic maybe everything would be okay.

Review by
4

I didn't like it. But then again I did. But I really really enjoyed it... I know.<br/>I will explain even though I am not sure I'll be able to.<br/>We Were Liars is full of suspense and mystery. For about 2 hundred pages you don't care what it is you read, because all you read would only be clues to happens in the end. The end. Which for me happened too fast, not giving me time to fully digest the events which happened. <br/>Everyone is ranting about how terrible characters are in this family. But I don't think you really understand. <b><i>These are the Sinclairs. The family where everything is okay from the outside. The one where there are no failures.</i></b> And people hate these characters because they seem unreal but unfortunately, they are very real.<br/>And the end is supposed to be ironic, because nothing ever changes. People don't get that. Many people hate on this book because they believe they were reckless and spoiled children.<br/>And maybe they were. But notheless they still deserved love and gratitude and a family who doesn't get back at eachother's throats all the time. It is ironic, because if it hadn't been SO tragic maybe everything would be okay.

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5

Completely loved this beautiful beautiful book.

Review by
3.5

This is a novel about a young woman, Cadence Sinclair Eastman, who cannot remember most of her 15th summer which somehow changed her life from carefree and privileged, to painful and tormented. Most of it takes place on an island near Martha's Vineyard during summers over the course of Cadence's growing up years.In spite of my skepticism due to the lack of capital letters in the title and author's name, this was a good book. I read it in one sitting. It is a good YA novel. I classify it as such because of the subject matter and the simplicity of the reading, but the complexity of the events and the characters is what makes it "good" IMO. It is not written down to young adults. The big mystery of it was not a mystery to me, but I'm not sure it was meant to be. It is a complex look at family dynamics and forgiveness, with a smattering of coarse language.

Review by
4.5

First things first, if you HAVEN'T actually read this book already, don't read this review or any others for that matter because it's honestly better to just jump right in without any preconceptions!!Ok so, We Were Liars is a modern contemporary novel following Cadence who comes from a social elite and highly wealthy family called the Sinclairs. From the offset we are made aware that Cadence is suffering from head trauma following a tragic accident but she can't remember what actually happened during the Fifteenth Summer on their families private Island; Beechwood. We follow Cadence and The Liars (herself, her two cousins and family friend Gat) as they try to unravel the mystery of Cadence's headaches and patch her memories back together.The best part of this book is how it makes you question yourself and it sticks with you long after you finish it. I'm still trying to work out how I actually feel about this book as I'm still suffering from the aftershock...This is a seriously "WOAHHHHH" book which at first I was like "I really don't get it... I don't... whaaaat?!" and it took me a while to get into especially with the writing style being mixed with free prose which I haven't experienced before. BUT DON'T LET THAT STOP YOU!! SERIOUSLY!! DON'T!!! Once you get over the initial "HUH?!" hurdle you get dragged into this gripping mystery that keeps you guessing and second guessing yourself and before you know it you reach the end and your brain explodes... It's an incredibly intelligent and well thought out book with hidden beauty and extreme metaphors that shove you into an intimate, mentally visual world you can't unsee.I did struggle to get through and remember the first quarter to half this book but I hit a certain point where the puzzle pieces fit together which I think was incredible since it matched what our main character was going through. The only other drawback for me was that I didn't really feel emotionally connected to any of the characters. Ultimately, Cadence wasn't very appreciative of everything she had in her life and was very self-pitying and very over-the-top. She was a difficult character to connect with so I was kind of fragmented from the story in that sense.Gat though. Gat was an incredible moral character that retained the voice of humanity throughout the book and gave us all hope that he would change the way the "rich people" think. He was a great device in the story and stood for so much more than the love interest.A tragic yet highly gripping read that I do recommend to anyone that has the patience to jump that first hurdle!!4 1/2 star from me!! It's a subtle beauty that I will remember for a hella long time.

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